Fostering Diversity and Broadening Participation in Aquatic Science. Colón-Gaud, J. C. April, 2021.
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J. Checo Colón Gaud is a Professor of Biology and the Associate Dean of the Jack N. Averitt Colleges of Graduate Studies at Georgia Southern University. Checo also serves as the Vice President for the Society for Freshwater Science. Checo earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Texas – El Paso and a master’s degree in Fisheries from Louisiana State University. He also holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from Southern Illinois University. His research addresses the role of aquatic consumers in organic matter processing and their influence stream ecosystem functioning and is directed towards understanding the ecology of freshwater systems, particularly focusing on food web structure and organic matter dynamics. Most of his recent and ongoing work has focused on tropical headwater streams and coastal plain rivers and wetlands in the Southeastern U.S. Checo and his colleagues were recently awarded a $2 million+ grant from the National Science Foundation to broaden participation and leadership in freshwater science. This work stems from over ten years of work by Checo and colleagues at the Society for Freshwater Science as part of their Instars Mentoring Program. Through Instars, Checo and his team of collaborators have extended mentoring opportunities to over 120 undergraduates and over 50 graduate students. Checo has also mentored 15 graduate students and more than 50 undergraduates in research and co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications with students and colleagues. Outside of his academic work, Checo also serves on the advisory boards for the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream Program and for the Ogeechee Riverkeeper.
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	type = {Plenary},
	title = {Fostering {Diversity} and {Broadening} {Participation} in {Aquatic} {Science}},
	url = {https://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/geer/past/geer2021/plenary-presentations.html},
	abstract = {J. Checo Colón Gaud is a Professor of Biology and the Associate Dean of the Jack N. Averitt Colleges of Graduate Studies at Georgia Southern University. Checo also serves as the Vice President for the Society for Freshwater Science. Checo earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Texas – El Paso and a master’s degree in Fisheries from Louisiana State University. He also holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from Southern Illinois University.

His research addresses the role of aquatic consumers in organic matter processing and their influence stream ecosystem functioning and is directed towards understanding the ecology of freshwater systems, particularly focusing on food web structure and organic matter dynamics. Most of his recent and ongoing work has focused on tropical headwater streams and coastal plain rivers and wetlands in the Southeastern U.S.

Checo and his colleagues were recently awarded a \$2 million+ grant from the National Science Foundation to broaden participation and leadership in freshwater science. This work stems from over ten years of work by Checo and colleagues at the Society for Freshwater Science as part of their Instars Mentoring Program. Through Instars, Checo and his team of collaborators have extended mentoring opportunities to over 120 undergraduates and over 50 graduate students. Checo has also mentored 15 graduate students and more than 50 undergraduates in research and co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications with students and colleagues. Outside of his academic work, Checo also serves on the advisory boards for the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream Program and for the Ogeechee Riverkeeper.},
	author = {Colón-Gaud, J. Checo},
	month = apr,
	year = {2021},
}

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